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    Let's Cook: Main Dishes

    Let's Cook: Main Dishes

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    Eggplant, tomatoes, ricotta and a sprinkling of basil make for a colorful dish with classic Italian flavors.

    Penne with Eggplant Sauce : Food Network Kitchen : Food Network

    Satisfying pappardelle ribbons pair perfectly with sweet snap peas and ricotta in this simple meal (ready in about 30 minutes).

    Pappardelle With Snap Peas : Food Network Kitchen : Food Network

    Quick-cooking escarole and bacon make this gnocchi dish a breeze with just 10 minutes prep time.

    Gnocchi with Bacon and Escarole : Food Network Kitchen : Food Network

    Chicken or beef? Make these fajitas and you won't have to choose!

    Chicken and Beef Fajitas : Ree Drummond : Food Network

    Making tamales doesn't have to be a massive undertaking: keep it simple with store-bought rotisserie chicken and bottled green salsa.

    Chicken Tamales : Ingrid Hoffmann : Food Network

    Tyler Florence's version of his 5-star tacos carne asada use two jalapenos and a heaping of garlic--but you can make them as hot as you want.

    Tacos Carne Asada : Tyler Florence : Food Network

    In Mexico, rich mole poblano is a celebratory dish that can take up to four days to prepare. In this recipe, Marcella Valladolid creates a streamlined version that packs in deep and delicious flavor and is easy to make ahead and freeze.

    'Easiest Ever' Chicken Mole Enchiladas : Marcela Valladolid : Food Network

    Classic Egg-Drop Soup becomes a light and healthy meal thanks to low-sodium broth, chicken breast and a good dose of leafy greens.

    Chicken Egg-Drop Soup : Food Network Kitchen : Food Network

    Put the takout menu down: this veggie heavy sweet-and-sour pork stir-fry is ready in just 10 minutes.

    Sweet and Sour Pork : Food Network Kitchen : Food Network

    Only a bit of cream is needed to enrich this silky yet hearty soup. It's filled with vegetables and topped with homemade croutons.

    Broccoli Soup : Down Home with the Neelys : Food Network

    The smooth tones of sweet potato puree and cream provide a perfect contrast to the aromatic kick of garlic, ginger and chipotle peppers.

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    "Primavera" might mean spring, but the roasted veggies in this pasta dish are just the thing for a winter meal.

    Pasta Primavera : Giada De Laurentiis : Food Network

    The secret to this lip-smacking sauerbraten? The sauce is thickened with crumbled gingerbread cookies.

    Slow-Cooker Sauerbraten : Food Network Kitchen : Food Network

    Cooked slow and low for eight hours, pork shoulder becomes something incredible in this hearty stew.

    Slow-Cooker Pork Stew : Food Network Kitchen : Food Network

    With this easy slow-cooker method, you can enjoy this St. Patrick's Day staple without all the hassle of traditional recipes. Save it for later!

    Slow Cooker Corned Beef and Cabbage : Food Network Kitchen : Food Network

    Boneless pork shoulder is slow-cooked until tender before being shredded and layered with Swiss cheese, ham, pickles and onions to build the best Cuban sandwich north of Miami.

    Slow Cooked Cuban Sandwich : Jeff Mauro : Food Network

    High-impact flavor with hearty results: a salad that will leave you satisfied.

    Beef Taco Salad with Chunky Tomato Dressing : Ellie Krieger : Food Network

    This salty-sweet soy marinade not only flavors and tenderizes the flank steak, but also serves as the base of the cooking liquid.

    Beef with Broccoli : Ree Drummond : Food Network

    These pizza-waffle hybrids are mixed with Italian seasoning and nutty Parmesan, poured into a waffle iron and topped with tomato-garlic sauce.

    Semolina and Sun-Dried Tomato Waffle-Pizzas : Damaris Phillips : Food Network

    Transform your kitchen table into an intimate trattoria and channel your inner Italian chef by whipping up Tyler's authentic, surprisingly easy take on rich, creamy spaghetti carbonara.

    Spaghetti alla Carbonara : Tyler Florence : Food Network

    This faux-fredo dish is a crowd-pleasing meal for the whole family.

    Four-Cheese Pasta With Peas and Ham : Food Network Kitchen : Food Network

    Close your takeout menu and whip up this fast, satisfying stir-fry of tender rice noodles punctuated by veggies and bits of succulent pork.

    Thai Pork and Noodles : Food Network Kitchen : Food Network

    Toss chicken with apples and maple syrup for a quick dinner that'll have you dreaming of Vermont.

    Maple-Glazed Chicken : Food Network Kitchen : Food Network

    This classic Greek casserole delivers a variety of flavors and texutres from breadcrumbs to eggplant.

    Moussaka : Food Network Kitchen : Food Network

    Crunchy pan-fried pork + creamy mashed potatoes = a happy crowd.

    Pan Fried Pork Chops : Ree Drummond : Food Network